Varnish is a content caching platform, which is occasionally called an HTTP reverse proxy. It is a web accelerator that can improve the load speed of a website by up to one thousand percent, based on the content itself. Whenever a visitor opens any page on a website that uses Varnish, the platform caches the page and delivers it instead of the web server in case the visitor loads it again. In this way, the web browser request from the visitor is not handled by the web server and the page will open tremendously faster, as the Varnish caching platform can deliver content many times faster than any server software. The result will be a significantly faster loading website, which means a greatly improved website browsing experience. If any of the cached webpages is updated on the actual Internet site, the content that Varnish caches in its memory is ‘refreshed’ too, so the website visitors will not see out-of-date info.
Varnish in Shared Web Hosting
You can make use of Varnish’s potential and accelerate your sites’ loading speed regardless of the shared web hosting package that you’ve picked and you can add and configure the data caching platform with a couple of clicks of the mouse via the intuitive graphical interface offered by our advanced Hepsia Control Panel. During the process, you’ll be able to select two different things – how many websites will use the Varnish caching platform, in other words – the number of instances, and how much info will be cached, i.e. the amount of system memory. The latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes and is not bound to the number of instances, so you can order more instances with less memory and vice versa. If you’ve got lots of content on a specific Internet site and you receive many site visitors, more memory will give you a better result. You may also consider employing a dedicated IP address for the sites that will use the Varnish platform. The Hepsia Control Panel will provide you with easy 1-click controls for discontinuing or restarting any instance, for deleting the cache associated with any site and for seeing elaborate system logs.
Varnish in Semi-dedicated Hosting
All our Linux semi-dedicated hosting come with Varnish by default, so you can take advantage of the web app accelerator and improve the load speed of any site that you host on our semi-dedicated servers. You will get 64 MB of system memory particularly for Varnish at no additional charge and you’ll be able to add an instance with no more than a few mouse clicks through the Hepsia Control Panel, which is included with the semi-dedicated packages. In case you want more memory, the latter is offered in increments of 32 megabytes through the Control Panel’s Upgrades section and it will be available to you right away. You can also add more instances as a separate upgrade, so you can choose if plenty of data will be cached for one website or if the memory will be utilized by multiple websites. The Hepsia Control Panel will allow you to reboot or to deactivate any instance, to check the system log file for it or to clear the cached data using one-click controls. To take full advantage of Varnish, you can assign a dedicated IP address to the websites that will employ it.
Varnish in VPS Hosting
You can use the workload balancing potential of Varnish with any of our Linux VPS hosting if you select Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel. The platform comes by default and the amount of memory that it will be able to use to cache the content of your sites is dependent upon the particular Virtual Private Server package that you have selected, but even with the lower-end packages, you will have no less than several hundred MB of memory at your disposal only for caching purposes. This amount is sufficient to improve the performance of numerous Internet sites. It will take a little time for you to observe the effects, since Varnish caches the content that website visitors open, but soon after that you’ll notice the significantly reduced load and the improved Internet site loading speed. Varnish will permit you to use a less powerful VPS plan for sites that would normally require a more expensive hosting service.
Varnish in Dedicated Web Hosting
All Linux dedicated web hosting which are ordered with the in-house developed Hepsia web hosting Control Panel come with Varnish, which is one of the pre-installed platforms that you’ll get with the dedicated machine. The Varnish caching platform can be configured and administered without efforts from Hepsia’s easy-to-use graphical interface and, with no more than a click, you can see a comprehensive system log, create or reboot an instance, clear the cached data for any Internet site and much, much more. Shortly after you set up the Varnish platform for a given domain or subdomain, it will begin caching the webpages accessed by the site visitors and once it has cached enough content, you will witness a significantly faster site performance and a decreased load on the server. With Varnish-dedicated memory starting at 3 gigabytes, you will be able to use the software platform for workload balancing purposes even if you run a huge number of sites on the machine.